Stage 5

This recipe is packed with veggies, flavor and bright colors.

  • 1/3 cup pasta, any fun shape your child likes
  • 1 cup asparagus, chopped
  • 18  grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/8 cup red onion, diced
  • 1- 5oz mozzarella ball cut into cubes or 1/3 cup small mozzarella balls
  • ½ cucumber peeled, seeded and cut into small chucks
  • 4 black olives, sliced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  •  1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta according to box, during the last 5 of pasta boiling add asparagus to boil. Drain and rinse with cold water. While the pasta and asparagus is cooking, whisk together all dressing ingredients. Place all of the salad ingredients in large bowl and toss together with teh dressing.

Recipe Yields: 4-6 Servings

Serve immediately or chill and serve later.

Storage Time: 3 days in the refrigerator

This pasta salad recipe contains valuable vitamins and nutrients. One of the main ingredients in this recipe is asparagus. Asparagus provides antioxidant nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene and several minerals including zinc and manganese. In addition, asparagus is a heart healthy vegetable that rich in fiber and aids in digestive support.